Events in the Arab world are being covered by the Western media more extensively than ever before and are being talked about positively in a fashion that is unprecedented.
Before, when anything Muslim or Middle Eastern or Arab was reported on, it was almost always with a heavy negative connotation.
Now, during this Arab spring, this has ceased to be the case.
An area that was a byword for political stagnation is witnessing a rapid transformation that has caught the attention of the world.
Rashid Khalidi’s The Arab Spring, The Nation (2011)